10 Foods that Reverse Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
According to the CDC, high blood pressure has affected 70 million Americans in 2015 alone, and on top of that, nearly 1 in 3 Americans has prehypertension. Chances are you or someone you know falls into this category – and it’s time for us to break the unhealthy patterns that are leading us here.
High blood pressure is a reversible condition. It can be tamed and cured with healthy lifestyle choices and an improved diet. However, in order to reverse unhealthy conditions and unhealthy habits, we need to get back to the core of the problem so that we fully resolve and heal the issue at hand.
What causes high blood pressure?
There are a number of causes for high blood pressure, including stress, unhealthy diet, smoking, genetic pre-disposition, and more.
Direct causation will vary from person to person, but the result is the same: the blood is too thick to flow freely through veins and arteries, causing a “choking effect” on the blood flow.
There aren’t many symptoms for high blood pressure, so if you are genetically predisposed or believe you may suffer from high blood pressure, speak with your doctor immediately.
What do you need to know about blood pressure?
Blood pressure doesn’t start with blood, it starts with nutrients. The whole purpose of having blood flow throughout your body is to send in nutrients to your cells and flush out toxins.
For blood to do it’s job effectively and efficiently, blood pressure needs to be at an optimum level.
Why? If your blood is too thin, blood pressure will decrease, and you will experience feelings of lightheadedness and dizziness. If your blood is too thick, blood pressure will increase, causing your heart to work harder which causes your body to be under a constant state of stress.
When your body is under a constant state of stress, it makes it very difficult for you to heal and repair your cells.
Stress causes your blood to flow away from your core, and outward to your extremities. The issue with that, is that the blood wants to flow to your organs to replenish and revive them. When the blood is unable to get to your core, you are left feeling stiff, under-nourished, and filled with toxins.
It’s a crash and burn cycle, but the good news is that it’s cycle that can easily be broken.
What can you do to reverse high blood pressure?
It’s important to recognize that your body has it’s own intelligence and blueprint to help you thrive. Problems with blood pressure are typically linked to larger problems in your diet and lifestyle.
The easiest way to prevent hypertension and/or get yourself out of the red zone, is to take great care of your body. Walk for 20-30 minutes per day, and make sure you are eating foods that assist in healing your body, so that you can recover and recuperate from anything that comes your way.
Remember: You can reverse high blood pressure, and I have food-oriented solutions to help you…
10 Foods that Lower Blood Pressure
1) Green Tea
According to researchers at the Medical College of National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, green tea can lower hypertension by up to 65% with only 1 cup of green goodness per day. Green tea is packed with antioxidants, so it’s no wonder this one has a positive affect on your heart health.
2) Coconut Water
Coconut water is amazing because the heart runs on potassium, and this natural drink is packed with it. According to this study by the West Indian Medical Journal, it took two weeks to show blood pressure level improvement, where patients drank20 ounces of coconut water per day.
Coconut water is also great because its chemical make up is identical to that of blood plasma – which means this liquid is going straight into the blood stream, hydrating all of your cells and organs instantly.
3) Maple Water
This one is making the list because of it’s high potassium levels – and an added benefit is that maple water has fewer natural sugars than coconut water! So if you are looking for something with less sweetness to it, this is your best bet. Maple water is relatively new to the market, but you can now find it bottled at your local health food store.
4) Leafy Greens
Leafy greens are packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has two amazing properties – it is packed with magnesium, and its chemical make up matches that of the hemoglobin in your blood.
If you love green juices, try this recipe to get your fix of the good stuff!
5) Sprouts & Sprout Juices
Sprout juices are great for healing the heart. Sprouts are packed with antioxidants, chlorophyll, magnesium, and potassium. All of these are essential for healthy heart function and healthy blood pressure.
In regards to heart health, sprouts are a super tonic.
6) Sulphur Rich Foods (Garlic, Ginger, Radishes)
Sulphur rich foods go into your body and dissolve bad calcium. This means that they dissolves any clogging you’ve build up in your arteries. Your body will quickly release the bad calcium, and you’ll be left feeling lighter, clearer, and with healthier blood pressure levels.
Easy Tip for Garlic: Chop up a tablespoon of raw garlic, pop it into your mouth, and wash it down with a glass of water. You’ll get all the benefits of this sulphur rich food, and none of the garlic breath hassle.
7) Only Reach for Sea Salt
Don’t go for the fake stuff when it comes to salt (ie. Morton’s Iodized Salt, NoSalt, or Table Salt). Many of the low quality processed salts are contaminated with carcinogens like bromine, which clog up your whole system, making your blood thick and soupy.
Throw Morton’s away, and stock your shelf with high quality sea salt. If you “need to have it,” have the real version, not the poisonous fake one.
8) Raw Cacao
The ancients in Mexico referred to Raw Cacao as “heart blood.” Cacao is rich in magnesium and helps protect against cardiovascular disorders by cleaning out the coronary artery, regulating heart activity, and regulating cardiovascular activity.
One of the top reasons for death is calcification of the coronary artery, so if you have high blood pressure and clogged arteries, cacao is a dietary must.
9) Cayenne Pepper
You’ve probably heard about cayenne pepper’s ability to burn away unwanted fat, but have you heard that it helps lower your blood pressure? Cayenne pepper reduces your chances of blood clot formation, which helps prevent the occurrence of a heart attack or stroke.
More than that, this pepper balances your cholesterol levels, which assists in normalizing blood pressure. From here on out, pack on the spice.
10) Turmeric Powder
Turmeric is a root that comes from the same family as ginger. However, the way it works within your body, is a little different. Turmeric powder works by stimulating your liver function, which blood purifies your blood, and helps your body release toxins.
Additionally, turmeric helps amp up red blood cell production, which increases your circulation, fights against blood clots, and rejuvenates your cells.
If you can, incorporate this into your morning routine and boost the affects by adding in a tablespoon coconut oil. This amplifies the antioxidant properties by 3x, giving you even more health benefits all in one go.
Your heart will fall in love with the foods listed above - but be sure you consult with your doctor before deciding to stop medication intake.
Your wealth is in your health!